Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Rios calls out Pacquiao
Brandon Rios joined legions of fighters who have called out Manny Pacquiao.
Brandon faces a man on Saturday who is arguably his most-dangerous opponent yet in Urbano Antillon, but he's already thinking ahead to the so-called pound-for-pound king of boxing. He's angling for a shot at Manny Pacquiao.
"I don't know if I'll ever get to fight him, but if I do, I'm going to make him fight," Rios told the Orange CountyRegister. "I'm going to attack him, because that's what I believe in. The money doesn't matter to me. I'll fight for nothing but the trophy. People come to see you fight."
Rios (27-0, 20 knockouts) will be defending his WBA lightweight belt against Antillon (28-2, 20 KOs) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., a bout to be televised by Showtime.
Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) currently is preparing to defend his WBO welterweight crown against Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KOs) on Nov. 12at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a pay-per-view event.